Peggie Pate LVN

Ex. 6001

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Students must be immunized against certain communicable diseases. Students are prohibited from  attending school unless immunization requirements are met for age and grade. The school district shall  cooperate with local health officials in measures necessary for the prevention and control of  communicable diseases in school age children. The school may use any funds, property, or personnel  and may permit any person licensed as a physician or registered nurse to administer an immunizing  agent to any student whose parents have consented in writing. 

Beginning January 1, 2016, parents of students in any school will no longer be allowed to submit a  personal beliefs exemption to a currently required vaccine. A personal beliefs exemption on file at  school prior to January 1, 2016 will continue to be valid until the student enters the next grade span at  kindergarten (including transitional kindergarten) or 7th grade. 

Students are not required to have immunizations if they attend a home-based private school or an  independent study program and do not receive classroom-based instruction. However, parents must  continue to provide immunizations records for these students to their schools. The immunization  requirements do not prohibit students from accessing special education and related services required by  their individualized education programs. 

A student not fully immunized may be temporarily excluded from a school or other institution when that  child has been exposed to a specified disease and whose documentary proof of immunization status  does not show proof of immunization against one of the communicable diseases described above. 

Medication Regimen  

The parent or legal guardian of any pupil taking medication on a regular basis must inform the school  nurse or [other contact person] of the medication being taken, the current dosage, and the name of the  supervising physician. With the consent of the parent or legal guardian, the school nurse may  communicate with the physician and may counsel with the school personnel regarding the possible  effects of the medication on the pupil. 

Administration of Prescribed Medication for Pupils 

Any pupil who is required to take, during the regular school day, medication prescribed by a physician or  surgeon, may be assisted by the school nurse or other designated school personnel or may carry and self-administer auto-injectable epinephrine or inhaled asthma medication if the school district receives  both a written statement of instructions from the physician detailing the method, amount and time  schedules by which such mediation is to be taken and a written statement from the parent or guardian  requesting the school district assist the pupil with prescribed medication as set forth in the physician  statement. 

Administration of Epilepsy Medication 

If a pupil with epilepsy has been prescribed an emergency antiseizure medication by his or her health  care provider, the pupil’s parent or guardian may request the pupil’s school to have one or more of its  employees receive training in the administration of an emergency antiseizure medication in the event  that the pupil suffers a seizure when a nurse is not available.